Valentine's Day seems to the the craftiest day for the crafters, grannies and your favorite Aunt Elma. However I just like the quirky tableware, so that being said there are a ton of fun inexpensive used and handmade options on Ebay & Etsy. Why buy new when you can repurpose something fun? I recommend searching for pink milk glass, pink depression era glass or my personal favorite fun find... FIORUCCI plates, because when I think of angels, pink and love, I think of the 80's iconic brand.
ABOUT THE BARWARE BLING: the Tom Dixon orb-shaped ice bucket is rendered from mouth-blown, hand cut, deeply-tinted blue glass. Its oversized, radial-cut shape was inspired by colossal punch bowls and cocktails served in tropical fruits.
ABOUT THE MAKER // Fishs Eddy has been doing dishes for more than 25 years. Inspired by the dishes and glasses of old hotels, roadside coffee shops and forgone diners, we collaborated with the iconic New York City home store to design dinnerware and serving pieces perfect for meeting, greeting and eating.
About Lenneke Wispelwey: Her pastel colored products with mathematic/geometric patterns are the result of a very low-tech way of designing. Lenneke finds a basic, simple approach to techniques and materials very important to communicate her vision and her way of working. She prefers creating a family of products because as an only child she had always a desire for a bigger family. Her work is also known for the use of different shades of one color, and playing with the contrast between biscuit and glazed porcelain.Her love for curiosa, vintage and other remarkable items is showing in how she poetically displays her work in a bigger picture. She creates honest and harmonious designs, inspired by her own memories and found pieces from every day life. She feels her work should make people smile.
THANKSGIVING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND IF YOU ARE ON THE PROWL TO PURCHASE THEMED TABLEWARE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE PENDLETON BEAUTIES. REUSE THESE PENDLETON DISHES ON YOUR UNBIRTHDAY, A TUESDAY, OR TO CELEBRATE YOU MADE IT THROUGH THE WORK WEEK.
Moment-in-time creations which only are released in the summer and winter, this collection's theme is a winter at the beach. There are limited so if you love them, you need to snag them.
PATTERN PLAY // FOG LINEN WORK
ABOUT THE MAKER // Yumiko Sekine started her first business in 1993 importing used books
and house ware from Europe and America to Japan.
In her search for more products, she could not find affordable every day linens
that she had used during her childhood.
She visited Lithuania, a country that grows flax, whose fibers are spun into linen,
and has been producing and exporting linen productsto
other European countries since the Middle Ages.
She was disappointed to find that there were no linen products
for daily use available in the stores there.
This led her to contact several linen producers and started to have them
produce her own product designs in Lithuania.
Her first collection started with only seven items. Now after ten years, Fog Linen Work produces
a large line of linen products for the home and linen clothing.
Its products are leading and defining the natural life style trend in Japan today.
Sekine continues to be inspired to create beautiful simple products for daily use.